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  • Envisioning a greater future: One contact lens at a time.

    We all try to be good stewards of the earth. We go out of our way to recycle paper, glass, plastic. Many of us even compost. But what about daily disposable contact lenses? We wear them once then toss them. Good for our eyes, not so good for the planet. Here’s some good news that […]

    Continue Reading November 27, 2017

  • How to Make a Pinhole Camera for Solar Viewing.

    How to Make a Pinhole Camera You don’t need fancy glasses or equipment to watch one of the sky’s most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that lets you watch a solar eclipse safely and easily from anywhere. Before you get started, remember: You […]

    Continue Reading August 16, 2017

  • How to Make A Solar Viewer

    Introduction This blog details everything needed to make a Safe Solar Viewer (SSV). Two types of projection viewers are described, a simple one costing less than $1 and a more elaborate one that can be made for twelve to eighteen dollars depending on the items you have on hand. The viewers depicted on these pages […]

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  • Facts About Pink Eye

    Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults; about 3 million cases of pink eye occur in the United States each year. Treatment is not always needed and the course of treatment depends on the underlying cause. What is pink eye? Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, […]

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  • Computer Glasses

    Relieving Computer Eye Strain By Gary Heiting, OD When you work at a computer for any length of time, it’s common to experience eye strain, blurred vision, red eyes and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). This is because the visual demands of computer work are unlike those associated with most other activities. If […]

    Continue Reading June 15, 2015

  • Pink Eye Prevention

    Here are 10 simple precautions you can take to significantly reduce your risk of getting pink eye: Never share personal items such as washcloths, hand towels or tissues. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and avoid rubbing or touching your eyes. Never (EVER) share your color contact lenses or special effect contacts […]

    Continue Reading May 27, 2015

  • Managing Contact Lens Wear in Patients With Diabetes.

    For years, the prevalence of diabetes has been on the rise. In 2012, according to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans—9.3% of the population—had diabetes, and the incidence was 1.7 million newly diagnosed cases per year. In addition, 86 million Americans age 20 years and older had prediabetes, and many of those people will […]

    Continue Reading January 2, 2015